The Red Sox don't believe their Saturday night lo s to the rival Yankees was justified.Bostonplayed the game under protest after a wild 11th-inning play before eventually falling to New York 4-1 in 16 innings.With the game tied, 1-1, in the top of the inning, the Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury hit a one-hopper to first with Matt Holliday already on base.Mitch Moreland fielded the ballcleanly and threwto second for the force David Peralta Jersey
, but Holliday opted to slide back into first instead and obstructed Moreland'sability to catch a return throw fromXander Bogaerts. The ball then bounced offEllsbury and rolled into foul territory.Red Sox manager John Farrell arguedinterference, but the umpires allowed Ellsbury to stay on first after a lengthy review.Matt Holliday heads back to first base on a ground ball. That's a new one. pic.twitter.com/AiX07zKvyw Sports Funhouse (@SportsFunhouse)
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[Farrell] wanted [Holliday, and by extension, Ellsbury] called out for interference running the bases," crew chief Gary Cederstrom told The A sociated Pre s, "and we told him, 'No, we can't.'"But Farrell claimed he didn't get clarification from the umpires."I didn't get an explanation," Farrell said."My view was that it was interference, regardle s of whether it was intentional or not. That's why I protested the game. But there was, after repeated conversation with New York, it was brought back to me that they weren't going to change the play, and the play stood with no explanation."The Yankees went on to secure victory on Ketel Marte Jersey
four straighthits and two sacrifice flies againstright-handerDoug Fister in the 16th inning. After the marathon, the teams are back at Fenway on Sunday for a day-night doubleheader.